Immokalee Lighting and Beautification
This seven-member committee was established by Ordinance No. 11-39, as amended by Ordinance No. 20-47, to assist the Board of County Commissioners in the business affairs of the Immokalee Beautification Taxing District, and prepare and recommend an itemized budget to carry out the business of the district for each fiscal year. In October 2011 the CRA served as administer and manager of the Immokalee MSTU. Members must be electors of Collier County and qualify in one of the following categories: Four members shall be permanent residents within the MSTU, and three members may be an owner of a business or commercial property within the MSTU or may be an appointed representative of a non-profit entity operating within the MSTU. Terms are 4 years.
What is an MSTU?
A Municipal Service Taxing Unit (MSTU) is a funding mechanism for community members to create, through approval of the Board of County Commissioners, a special taxing district to make improvements to their neighborhood and/or community area. Providing additional services based on community desires.
Our daily, routine services of the Immokalee Beautification MSTU consist of managing the maintenance of all area public areas along Main Street (SR 29) and 1st Street (CR 846) within the limits of the Immokalee Urban Area. Our responsibility includes the selection, coordination and management of Collier County approved contractors assigned to various maintenance and repair services such as lawn mowing, sidewalk and gutter cleaning, landscape maintenance, irrigation system management, and street lighting (Immokalee’s blue street lights). In addition, the MSTU is here to serve you, the public, providing assistance and coordination for communication with various governmental agencies.
How is funding created?
The MSTU’s enabling ordinance establishes the maximum millage rate that can be levied to implement the mission of the MSTU. Annually, the Board of County Commissioners approves the millage rate and budget to implement the yearly work plan.